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									                  STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES
                      AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

                                   Work Session Agenda

                                   February 13, 2008
                                       8:30 AM
                               Community College of Aurora

In our continuing effort to be the BEST community college system in the country,
here is this month’s Marvelous Motivation: “It always seems impossible until it is
done.” Nelson Mandela


   I.     Discussion Items

           A. Welcome Michele Haney and Thank You to Cliff Richardson
           B. Recognitions, 15 min.
                 RRCC Outstanding Student, Dr. Michele Haney – Trisha Helsom
                 LCC Outstanding Program, Jim Rizzuto – Agricultural Studies Program
           C. Career and Technical Education Presentation, Linda Bowman - 45 min
           D. IT Update, Julie Ouska – 15 min
           E. Pikes Peak Community College-Falcon Campus Lease Agreement,Tony
              Kinkel - 20 min(Consent Agenda Item VI, A)
           F. CCCS Financial and Compliance Audit, Rob Kuehler - 30 min (10:30)
           G. Colorado Community College System Contributions to our Communities, Geri
              Anderson, Kristin Corash and presidents - 40 min
           H. Legislative Update, Rhonda Bentz - 20 min
           I. Proposed Adjustment to Written Communication Requirement for Transfer
              Degrees, Geri Anderson - 5 min (Consent Agenda Item VI, D)
           J. BP4-10 Admissions Policy, Geri Anderson – 5 min (Consent Agenda Item VI,
              B)
           K. BP3 -120 Anti-Discrimination Policy, Cindy Hesse – 5 min (Consent Agenda
              Item VI, C)
           H. Brainstorming – Jobs, Cap 4Kids


   II.    Written Reports

          A. Accreditation Overview



          Please join us for the Faculty of the Year Award Luncheon taking place in the
          Student Centre building, Room S100 at 12:00 p.m.
                                                            WORK SESSION I, F
                                                    CONSENT AGENDA ITEM VI, A
                                                                   Page 1 of 18


     STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL
                         EDUCATION

                                   February 13, 2008


TOPIC:                Pikes Peak Community College-Falcon Campus Lease Agreement

PRESENTED BY:         Dr. Tony Kinkel, President, Pikes Peak Community College


EXPLANATION:

Pikes Peak Community College requests approval on the program plan for the Falcon
Campus Lease Agreement and for the SBCCOE to delegate to Nancy McCallin, the
authority to sign the lease agreement with Falcon School District as proposed. The
agreement will stipulate that Pikes Peak Community College’s share of the cost for
shared utilization of the old Falcon High School facility, approximately 21,460 square
feet, is projected to be around $125,000 a year, for 5 years, with two additional one –
year extension options. The program plan, that follows identifies other operational costs
and revenue projections for this partnership. The cooperative arrangement is in concert
with Pikes Peak Community College 2002-2007 Strategic Plan, with Falcon School
District Facility plan 2006-2011, and with the Governor’s P-20 council philosophy which
encourages more partnership opportunities for articulation between high schools and
colleges.


RECOMMENDATION:

The staff recommends that the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational
Education approve the Pikes Peak Community College Program Plan and delegate the
system President the authority to sign the Lease Agreement.

                                     ATTACHMENT: Proposal for Program Plan
             LEASE PROPOSAL AND
               PROGRAM PLAN

                    February 13, 2008




             PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
             AND FALCON SCHOOL DISTRICT 49




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                         Why Add An Additional Site?

Our mission is to provide more access to higher education

Currently, eastern El Paso County has the lowest postsecondary degree/certificate
completion rates in the area. In the areas immediately surrounding the Falcon campus,
between 41-50% of the citizens (adults over 25 years of age) do not have a degree or
certificate. In the areas to the south and east of Falcon, including Ellicott, Schriever Air
Force Base and Calhan, 51% or more do not have a degree or certificate.




Rates for Adults 25 Years and Older in the PPCC Service Area Who Have Not
Completed a Degree or Certificate

A presence in eastern El Paso County will provide increased access to higher education,
particularly to rural citizens whose opportunities are restricted due to geographic
locations and to working citizens whose opportunities are limited due to commute times.
While “underserved students” traditionally implies minority or low-income individuals,
citizens in outlying areas such as eastern El Paso County are often underserved through a
lack of easily accessible and affordable opportunities for furthering their education.


Pikes Peak Community College wants to meet the current growth needs of Colorado
Springs and El Paso County

Between 1990 and 2010, the population of the City of Colorado Springs is projected to
increase by 51%. During this same period, El Paso County is projected to increase 69%.




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In addition to total growth, growth is occurring in two important age categories for
predicting enrollments. Individuals aged 24 to 44 are expected to grow by 32.8%. This
is followed by the age category under 15 years old which is expected to grow by 22.2%.
(U.S. Census Bureau)

                                                                         Pikes Peak             Pikes Peak
                           City of
                                                                         Community           Community College
                          Colorado           El Paso County
                                                                        College - GF            - GF FTE
                          Springs           Population (MSA)*
                                                                        Headcount for        Enrollment for Fall
                         Population*
                                                                       Fall Semester**          Semester**
1990                           281,140                    397,014                 6,323                   3,725
1995                           328,782                    469,693                 6,726                   3,877
2000                           361,215                    516,929                 8,309                   4,751
2005                           384,876                    565,350                10,169                   6,357
2010 (Projection)              426,215                    672,237                12,334                   8,028
* SOURCE: For Colorado Springs 199O-2000 and El Paso County 1990-2010, Colorado State Demographers Office,
February 2007. For Colorado Springs 2005, Colorado Springs Development Corporation, 2007. For Colorado Springs
2010, City of Colorado Springs Comprehensive Plan, 2007.
** SOURCE: PPCC Office of Strategy Management, November 2007. PPCC growth projections are based on enrollment
trends over the past ten years.


Enrollment at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) has kept pace with the growth in
the City of Colorado Springs. In fact, enrollment growth for the College has grown at a
slightly higher rate than the general population. A partial explanation for this is
suggested by the decreasing median age of students from 29 to 27 years old over the past
ten years. More students from younger age groups are enrolling at the college.


Pikes Peak Community College must find space to serve 33,000 new citizens due to
base re-locations

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) estimates that by 2011, base re-
locations to Fort Carson will result in a total population increase of 33,810 people.

                    Type of Relocation                       Number
                    Military Personnel                         11,400
                    Military Dependents                        21,287
                    Civilian Personnel                            430
                    Civilian Dependents                           692
                    TOTAL                                      33,810
                    SOURCE: PPACG Education Draft Working Paper, September 2007


The total number of new children in the Fort Carson area is estimated to be 14,800 over
the next five years. The following school districts anticipate the following enrollment
gains:

Fountain-Fort Carson                 (33% increase)
Widefield School District            (25% increase)
Colorado Springs District 11         (16% increase)
Harrison District 2                  (13% increase)
Cheyenne Mountain District           (4% increase)



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These districts are not in the US 24 corridor, however, they are served by the Centennial
Campus and will add to the already growing enrollment pressure on the Centennial
Campus if an eastern delivery site in El Paso County is not developed.

The PPACG estimates that every 1,000 soldier increase will result in a demand for an
additional 420 college classes annually. While PPCC Centennial Campus will not be the
recipient of all the total potential increase of 4,200 new class sections, it will be the
recipient of a significant portion and will need to increase space.

It is more certain that the Mountain Post Training and Education Center (MPTEC) at Fort
Carson will not be able to support both military training and adult education at the
existing level of service. Adult education programs will likely be substantially reduced in
order to accommodate military training programs. This trend will also increase pressure
on space at the PPCC Centennial Campus.

The partnership with Falcon will allow the college to move programs and class sections
to Falcon, thus freeing up much needed space on the Rampart and Centennial campuses.
The transfer degree and programs proposed at Falcon are the fastest growing and in
highest demand for the College. Enrollment growth in these areas has exceeded
scheduling capacity for classroom space, even with conversion of conference and office
space to classrooms. PPCC no longer has space to accommodate at least 16 high demand
classes on the Centennial Campus.

In response to this demand, PPCC has kept growing through “hybridization,” a term used
to describe on-line sections that require fewer hours of in-class, face-to-face contact. The
proposed Falcon courses, and the additional hybrid class sections that the Falcon sections
would make possible, would open up approximately 10% of the current course sections at
the three other PPCC campuses, thus keeping pace with the 10% growth rate the College
experienced from the 2006 fall semester to the 2007 fall semester.


Pikes Peak Community College wants to move aggressively to meet Governor
Ritter's goals of better aligning the K-12 system and higher education

This partnership with the Falcon School District is an unprecedented attempt to
accomplish the goals of the Governors P-20 Council as well as implement what the
governor describes in his Colorado Achievement Plan as “aligning PK, K-12 and
postsecondary educational systems around the belief that all students should receive an
education that leads to postsecondary and career readiness.”

The agreement facilitates K-12 cooperation by:
          a. Allowing high school students to be concurrently enrolled at PPCC.
          b. Increasing exchanges among community college and high school faculty
             in curriculum and instruction.
          c. Providing access to postsecondary education for eastern El Paso County,
             particularly for community and continuing education.




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In addition, in the Governor’s P-20 Council report, the Dropout Prevention and Recovery
Subcommittee called for methods to reduce the number of students who drop out of high
school such as “improving transitions between high school and postsecondary education,
and developing innovative options for postsecondary matriculation, retention, and
completion.”

This proposed partnership, which includes the community college and the Falcon
Alternative High School located on the same site, can help fulfill the goals of the P-20
Dropout Prevention and Recovery Subcommittee by engaging D-49 high school students
in college participation as a means to increase high school completion and subsequent
postsecondary enrollment.


Colorado's Funding Formula Rewards Increased FTE

Colorado’s system of funding higher education, which relies almost exclusively on
enrollment, demands that community colleges be aggressive in increasing the number of
students it serves. As one of the largest colleges in the Colorado Community College
System, PPCC realizes its impact on the total system revenue. We all have to look at
incentives to grow the System.

There is strong evidence that the proposed Falcon site has growth potential for PPCC.
Evidence to support this includes:

   •   Twenty-five per cent of last year’s Falcon high school graduates (126 students)
       enrolled at PPCC. With the explosion in growth in the district that number will
       increase.
   •   This fall, there were 1,040 current PPCC students who lived within 15 to 20
       minutes driving time of the proposed site and who enrolled in the courses we are
       proposing for Falcon. PPCC believes the convenience of taking these same
       courses in their local community, vs. the 35-45 minute drive to Centennial and
       Rampart campuses, will draw a large number of students to Falcon.

The following three scenarios, low, moderate, and high growth, are based on (1)
historical enrollment trends, (2) anticipated population growth, and (3) market
penetration rates. All the scenarios share two assumptions about enrollment in the initial
fall 2008 semester:
     • Total headcount enrollment – PPCC will offer 117 courses and 65% will “make”
        (meaning an average of ten students per course.)
     • Ratio of new students to existing student base –The ratio is based on the historical
        trend for the college as a whole which is one-third new students and two-thirds
        continuing students.

Based on these shared assumptions for the initial semester, and the variable assumptions
used to project enrollment under each scenario below, PPCC anticipates the following
growth at the proposed Falcon site.


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Low Growth Scenario

Term                    Existing Student         New Students           Total Headcount
                              Base                                        Enrollment
Fall 2008                             501                       259                   760
Fall 2009                             514                       261                   775
Fall 2010                             520                       270                   790
Fall 2011                             525                       281                   806
Fall 2012                             530                       293                   823

                         Low Growth Assumptions for 2009-2012

            o   Existing student base (continuing student) – The number of students who
                are already enrolled at any PPCC campus, and who will take at least one
                course at Falcon, will increase by 1% per year.

            o   New students (high school graduates who directly enter PPCC) – 7% of
                the eastern El Paso county high school graduates who now come directly
                to Pikes Peak Community College upon graduation will take at least one
                course at the Falcon campus.

            o   New students (delayed entry students) – 1% of the adult population of
                eastern El Paso County will take at least one class at the Falcon campus.


Moderate Growth Scenario

Term                    Existing Student         New Students           Total Headcount
                              Base                                        Enrollment
Fall 2008                             501                       259                   760
Fall 2009                             520                       280                   800
Fall 2010                             530                       315                   845
Fall 2011                             540                       353                   893
Fall 2012                             551                       394                   945

                      Moderate Growth Assumptions for 2009-2012

            o   Existing student base (continuing students) – The number of students who
                are already enrolled at any PPCC campus, and who will take at least one
                course at Falcon, will increase by 2% per year.

            o   New students (high school graduates who directly enter PPCC) – 33% of
                the eastern El Paso county high school graduates who now come directly
                to Pikes Peak Community College upon graduation will take at least one
                course at the Falcon campus.

            o   New students (delayed entry students) – 2% of the adult population of
                eastern El Paso County will take at least one class at the Falcon campus.




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High Growth Scenario

Term                    Existing Student         New Students           Total Headcount
                              Base                                        Enrollment
Fall 2008                             501                       259                   760
Fall 2009                             530                       309                   839
Fall 2010                             542                       373                   915
Fall 2011                             564                       458                  1022
Fall 2012                             586                       564                  1150

                         High Growth Assumptions for 2009-2012

            o   Existing student base (continuing students) – The number of students who
                are already enrolled at any PPCC campus, and who will take at least one
                course at Falcon, will increase by 4% per year.

            o   New students (high school graduates who directly enter PPCC) – 50% of
                the eastern El Paso county high school graduates who now come directly
                to Pikes Peak Community College upon graduation will take at least one
                course at the Falcon campus.

            o   New students (delayed entry students) – 4% of the adult population of
                eastern El Paso County will take at least one class at the Falcon campus.


                           Why Expand in Falcon?
Growth in the East

Growth in the City of Colorado Springs has historically been to the east with successive
waves of expansion along north-south corridors. The Academy Blvd corridor was
followed by the Powers Corridor. With the opening of the Banning-Lewis Ranch and
other developments, Colorado Springs is now poised to add another “layer” of eastward
growth with Falcon as the epicenter of the new corridor. The new corridor is defined by
the northeast to southwest US 24 corridor.

In fall of 2007, 22% (or 2,561 students) of the total student body came from the US 24
corridor. 53% of these students primarily attended the Centennial Campus. These
students were also much more likely to be students of color or first-generation college
students than those students originating outside the US 24 corridor.




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          PPCC Census Enrollment – Fall 2007
                                   In US 24          %             Outside      %     Total PPCC    %
                                   Corridor                         US 24
                                                                   Corridor

Centennial                          1,357          53%                 3,906   45%       5,263     47%
Downtown                             231           9%                  1,001   12%       1,232     11%
Rampart Range                        435           17%                 2,252   26%       2,687     24%
On-line                              384           15%                 1,295   15%       1,679     15%
Other (e.g. High School)             154           6%                   182    2%         336      3%
Total                               2,561           ---                8,636    ---     11,197      ---

Students of Color                    891           35%                 2,132   25%       3,023     27%
White                               1,544          60%                 6,160   71%       7,704     69%
Unknown                              126           5%                   344    4%         470      4%
Total                               2,561           ---                8,636    ---     11,197      ---

First Generation Students           1,178          46%                 3,189   37%       4,367     39%
College – Mother or Father           664           26%                 2,919   34%       7,704     32%
Unknown                              719           28%                 2,528   29%        470      29%
Total                               2,561           ---                8,636    ---     11,197      ---

1-3 Credit Hours                     340           13%                 1,422   16%       1,764     16%
4-11 Credit Hours                   1,563          61%                 5,068   59%       6,630     59%
12+ Credit Hours                     658           26%                 2,146   25%       2,804     25%
Total                               2,561           ---                8,636    ---     11,197      ---
          Source: PPCC Office of Strategy Management, November 2007.


      As the data suggests, expansions in Falcon will impact enrollments at Rampart and
      Centennial campuses with Centennial being the most affected. The partnership will also
      increase access to underserved populations.


      The Growth of the Falcon School District and Banning-Lewis Ranch

      Historical enrollment data indicate that since 1995 the Falcon School District has grown
      an average of 11% per year. Elementary grades have been the largest contributor and are
      now increasing enrollments in the middle schools and high schools. At the same time,
      elementary school enrollment growth will continue to grow through various new
      residential developments (especially Banning-Lewis Ranch).

      Over the next ten years, nearly 70,570 dwelling units, primarily single family homes, are
      planned for major residential projects in the US 24 corridor and eastern El Paso County.
      Upon completion of these projects, Falcon School District 49 (D-49) enrollment could
      experience a net gain of nearly 23,550 students and growth from 10,417 students in fall
      2005 to almost 34,000 students by 2012. Of this projected total enrollment, over 9,000
      students would be at the high school level (Falcon School District Facility Master Plan,
      2006-2011).

      The growth in Falcon District 49 has major implications for PPCC enrollment growth
      through a student “pipeline” that has increasing numbers of students with complex needs
      for postsecondary education and support services. The leasing arrangement between
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D-49 and PPCC will enable us to provide concurrent enrollment options, such as PSEO,
and other types of articulation arrangements to provide students with multiple options for
career development and transfer. It will also allow us to meet enrollment growth with
creative programming and partnerships between D-49 and the College.


Innovative Leadership

D-49 and PPCC have a long history of innovative partnerships. Most recently, strong,
new, visionary leadership at both D-49 and at PPCC have pushed the envelope even
further believing that the future of education involves blurring the lines between K-12
and higher education. Synergy, coupled with the opportunity presented by a vacated
building located in a prime setting, led a determined group of people to propose a new
campus in eastern El Paso County. In the current economic climate the only way to
accomplish projects like this is through entrepreneurial, cooperative ventures supported
by an attitude of joint visioning.


                            What’s in it for D-49?
District 49 approached PPCC with the initial idea of establishing a cooperative agreement
between D-49 and PPCC that will help both organizations to achieve the following
overall goals:
   1. Create and implement a true K-14 educational system in District 49, with
        immediate dual credit (college and high school) and/or certification opportunities
        for students enrolled at Falcon High School and/or the new Falcon Community
        Education Center (alternative school at the current Falcon Middle School site).
        The implementation of additional grades 13-14 recognized courses will also allow
        non-academy/career pathway declared students the opportunity to earn dual credit
        while pursuing a general diploma focus.
   2. Increase student and community access to PPCC course/certification opportunities
        by providing the College a physical presence in the Falcon community at both the
        newly constructed Falcon High School and the newly designated Falcon
        Community Education Center, FCEC, (current Falcon Middle School site).

The achievement of these goals through a cooperative agreement truly rests in a quid pro
quo arrangement. The concept is that D-49 will provide physical space availability for
PPCC to offer postsecondary education to the greater community of Falcon; in return
PPCC will increase the availability of college courses, college credit earning high school
courses, and certification opportunities for D-49 students.

In summary, D-49 expresses this rationale:
    • A lease agreement with PPCC will help fund alternative student programs until an
      option system and alternative education needs are more clearly defined in D-49.
    • A PPCC partnership on site will create immediate educational opportunities for
      D-49 students.



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   •   PPCC will create a collegiate environment on the FCEC campus which will
       promote educational excellence and culture.
   •   PPCC on-site will provide for community educational opportunities.

This is truly a win-win for PPCC, D-49, the Colorado Community College System, and
the citizens of El Paso County.


                                The Design Team
Pikes Peak Community College
Colette Berge – Chair PPCC Team, Vice President for Student Services
Carla Malmquist – Dean of Business, Social & Behavioral Science
Mary-Ann Wermers – Dean of Health, Environmental, Natural, & Physical Sciences
Nate Wadman – Faculty Senate President
Tim Griffin – Director, Office of Strategy Management
Michael Young – Vice President for Administrative Services
Jeff Horner – Assistant Director, Enrollment Services & Admissions
Rockie Hurrell – Contract & Procurement Manager
Gayle Krzemien – Assistant Director, Office of Strategy Management
Cyrille Parent – Director of Information Technology Support Services

Falcon District 49
Randy Johnson – Chair D-49 Team, Director of Secondary Education
Laine Gibson – Chief Financial Officer
Tom Junk – Coordinator of Educational Options
Henry Reitweisner – Director of Construction and Planning


                   Overview of the Lease Agreement
The Term
Five-year lease with two additional one-year, year-to-year options upon completion of the
initial five-year least agreement.

The Cost
Annual lease expense at $5.86/sf x 21,460.5 sf = $125,774, locked in for three years with
the ability to negotiate the final two years as a package, as well as the two one-year add-
ons individually, not to exceed initial three year’s C.P.I. (Denver rate) increase in our
share of utility costs alone. All shared space is included in this base cost of
$125,774/year. Shared space will be negotiated and agreed upon semester to semester.
See attached maps of exclusive day space assignments and shared day, night, and
weekend space possibilities.

If PPCC wishes to add additional exclusive space during the terms of the contract, it
would require an amendment to the lease agreement contract and will be based on the
current square footage rate of $5.86/sf.


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                       Falcon Middle School                            Notes:                                                                                                                                                                       GREEN PLAN
                               D-49                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Daytime Plan
                                                                                       1. GREEN denotes day-time space for PPCC.
                      Current building/campus
                           configuration                                               2. RED denotes day-time space for D-49                                                Building 5                    Building 4            Building 3




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                                                                                                                                                                             Roo m 501                     Roo m 401             Roo m 301
                   PPCC shared use proposal for                                        3. RED & GREEN denotes shared space available                                                                                        R                                  Building 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            m                                  Roo m 201
                             08-09                                                        to both D-49 and PPCC on a schedule d basis.                                        Room 500                     Roo m 400        p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Roo m 300
                                                                                       4. AQUA denotes shared office space

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Roo m 200
                                                                                                                                                                                        Projected Enrollment 08-09: 200
                              Mainte-
                              nance                                                                                                                                                     1. Day High School: 88
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Expe lled: 17
                              Building                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Building 1
                                                           Exit              Boy Locker Room     Girl Locker Room               Exit               Exit                                 3. Middle School: 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rm 101
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Night School: 65
                                                                             office                        office                     Library/ mult i-
                                                          Stage                                                                       use                                          Exit                                                    Exit                    100
                                                                                       Gy m
                               kitchen                                                                                                                                                              266                         Restroom     266B
                                               Exit                                                                                          Office

                                                                            Hallway                                                                                   Exit                      Butler Buil ding
                                                                                                                                          Exit
                                                        Boys        hall-
                               Cafeteria     Convert to RR          way        161 162         163        164            165                                                   267                                   268               269
                                              classroom                                                                                          Covered
                   Art                                                                                                                           Exterior
                                  129        128        Girls
                   Studio
                                                         RR                    160                                                               walkway
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Outside Exits
                   412
                                                                                                                                                 Exit
                                    Exit to Art Studio N.E. of               bldg & to Pod Building 6                  Hallway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hallway                      Exit to outdoors
                                                                                                                                            Hallway to                Rest roo ms                 Girls’               Boys’
                                                      Instru ment                                                                           office                     W     M
                                                        roo m                                                                                                                                     Restroom           Restroom
                                    127                               124             123       122        121              120                                                                                                            113                  112              Drive-
                                    Band                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 curves
                                                      Band                                                                                                              119                                                                                                      around
                                                      office                                                                                                          Staff Lounge                                                                                               building

                                                                                                            Main Entrance Hallway          window                                          Entrance
                     To Pod Bu ild ing 6                                                                                                                                                                                           Parking Office Personnel
                                                                                                              Nurse       Secretary                                      Storage
                                                                                                              office
                                                                                                                                                          Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                   Sec retary
                                                                                                                                                  phone/server closet
                       Falcon Middle School                                Notes:                                                                                                                                                                          GREEN PLAN
                               D-49                                                    1. GREEN denotes night-time space for PPCC.                                                                                                                         Nighttime Plan
                      Current building/campus
                           configuration                                               2. RED denotes night-time space for D-49                                            Building 5                   Building 4            Building 3




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                                                                                                                                                                           Room 501                     Room 401              Room 301
                   PPCC shared use proposal for                                        3. RED & GREEN denotes shared space available                                                                                     R                                     Building 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a
                                                                                          to both D-49 and PPCC on a scheduled basis.                                                                                    m                                     Room 201
                             08-09                                                                                                                                          Room 500                    Room 400         p

                                                                                       4. AQUA denotes shared office space                                                                                                      Room 300


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Room 200
                              Mainte-
                              nance
                              Building                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Building 1
                                                          Exit               Boy Locker Room     Girl Locker Room              Exit              Exit                                                                                                            Rm 101

                                                                             office                        office                    Library
                                                         Stage                                                                                                                   Exit                                                   Exit                       100
                                                                                       Gym
                               kitchen                                                                                                                                                           266                         Restroom     266B
                                               Exit                                                                                       Office

                                                                            Hallway                                                                                 Exit                     Butler Building
                                                                                                                                        Exit
                                                        Boys       hall-
                               Cafeteria     Storage/    RR        way        161       162     163        164            165                                                267                                 268                269
                                             Concessions                              165                                                      Covered
                   Art                                                                                                                         Exterior
                                 129
                   Studio
                                             128          Girls               160                                                              walkway
                                                           RR                                                                                                                                            Outside Exits
                   412
                                                                                                                                               Exit
                                    Exit to Art Studio N.E. of               bldg & to Pod Building 6                 Hallway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hallway                         Exit to outdoors
                                                                                                                                          Hallway to                Rest rooms                 Girls’               Boys’
                                                      Instrument                                                                          office                     W     M
                                                        room                                                                                                                                   Restroom           Restroom
                                   127                               124              123       122        121             120                                                                                                          113                     112              Drive-
                                   Band                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          way
                                                      Band                                                                                                                                                                                                                       curves
                                                      office                                                                                                          119                                                                                                        around
                                                                                                                                                                    Staff Lounge                                                                                                 building

                                                                                                            Main Entrance Hallway        window                                         Entrance
                      “POD” is designated for PPCC use.                                                                                                                                                                         Parking Office Personnel
                                                                                                             Nurse       Secretary                                     Storage
                                                                                                             office
                                                                                                                                                        Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                 Secretary
                                                                                                                                                phone/server closet
Basic premises of agreement:
   • If PPCC requires D-49 to construct, renovate, move, or remodel specific locations
       to be designated for sole PPCC usage, D-49 may bill PPCC for agreed upon scope
       of work (see details in lease agreement, Exhibit B).
   • PPCC will be responsible for all furnishings and equipment in classrooms and
       other spaces designated for sole PPCC use.
   • D-49 will provide furnishings and equipment for all shared spaces and may loan
       furnishings for designated PPCC classroom spaces.
   • D-49 will prepare and be responsible for all basic renovations of all lease space to
       comply with agreed upon occupancy updating (basic renovations defined as:
       current and on-going improvements due to standard use and traffic to include
       paint, repairs to walls and floor, replacement carpet as needed, remove lockers,
       etc).
   • D-49 will be responsible for all services to include custodial, snow removal,
       HVAC, power, water, gas, other utilities; maintenance, repair and replacement of
       all parking lots and structures.
   • D-49 will be responsible for new traffic configuration and enhanced parking lot
       changes to include design, engineering, soil analysis, graveling, certification,
       maintenance, and lighting to specifications agreed upon by PPCC and D-49.
   • D-49 will be responsible for providing food service and beverage vending per D-
       49’s contract to both D-49 and PPCC students, with machines located in shared
       D-49/PPCC space. PPCC may provide snack and beverage vending per PPCC’s
       contracts in exclusive PPCC spaces. There will be designated lunch hours for
       each component’s students.
   • PPCC will provide IT support to meet PPCC course and operating needs in
       exclusive spaces.
   • PPCC will hire faculty and staff (part time or full time) to teach classes and run
       operations at the Falcon Campus.
   • D-49 will be responsible for repairs to damages in exclusive PPCC space, but may
       charge back PPCC for said repairs if damage is above standard use and traffic.


                    The Educational Plan for Falcon
The Design Team, in collaboration with the Pikes Peak Community College Deans, has
recommended the following education program at Falcon.

Starting Date
PPCC occupancy start date, no later than August 1, 2008 with full Fall Semester, 2008
schedule for Falcon Campus to begin August 18, 2008.

Program Offerings
   1. Developmental (college prep) courses
   2. The general AA degree
   3. The AA Business transfer degree
   4. EMS program offerings
   5. Video conferencing Courses taught at the other campuses
   6. Special topics and community interest courses as appropriate

DRAFT - 2/8/2008
Use of the Buildings (Hours of Operation)
In the first year, PPCC plans to offer 180 classes, during normal work hours of Monday –
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition PPCC will offer extended hours Monday –Friday, 7 –
8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. This will allow PPCC to
meet the needs of students who may need to take classes before and after work, and
eventually weekend students.

Classroom Use
Of the classrooms assigned to us, we will designate rooms as follows:
    1. An Interactive TV room
    2. One Math &Technology Division computer classroom for priority use for
        computer and math classes
    3. One general math room
    4. One computer classroom for priority use by Division of Languages for English
        and other courses
    5. One classroom for Business, Social & Behavioral Sciences Division business-
        related courses (Accounting, Business, Economics)
    6. One Social Sciences room for BSBS
    7. One room for priority scheduling for Communications, Humanities, & Technical
        Studies Division AA courses (Communication, Arts, History & Humanities)
    8. One room for priority scheduling for Sciences and Natural Resource Technology
        (Health, Environmental, Natural, & Physical Sciences Division)
    9. One room for priority scheduling by HENPS for EMS and HPR courses
    10. An art classroom (CHTS)
    11. An open computer lab
    12. A general classroom

Student Services
Pikes Peak Community College intends to offer a complement of student services
including Career Planning and Advising, Enrollment Services, Testing, Financial Aid,
and a student commons space. A one-stop concept, called the Velocity Center, will be
housed in the “office area” in the current Falcon Middle School on the east side, with a
wrap-around counter to Room 119 which will house Testing.

PPCC intends to offer textbook sales via a mobile store two weeks before classes start
and during the first week of classes in Room 160.

PPCC intends to provide college library access via a courier service to the Falcon
Campus from the Centennial and Rampart Range Campus libraries. E access will be
available to librarians, catalog, internet, etc. The Pikes Peak Library District is currently
exploring a new public library site in Falcon, to be built near the Falcon Campus.

Administrative and Faculty Offices
The west side of the office area will house three administrative offices to be shared via
rotational schedule by Academic Deans, VPs and President, Public Safety, and as needed
by appointment for Dean of Students, Crisis Counselors, OASIS, SSS/TRIO, SCEOC,
and others. Faculty offices will be located in a pod "classroom". PPCC will initially
establish 6-8 computer work stations. If more computers are needed, faculty may use the
computer lab next door.

DRAFT - 2/8/2008
Parking
PPCC has negotiated for parking out front (north) of the building for designated visitor
parking, plus access to ample parking behind the gymnasium. Fences will be removed
and the field will be graveled to accommodate parking closer in than currently exists.
Parking lot lights will be added at their expense.


                         Revenue and Expenditures
Anticipated Revenue Approximately $615,600

PPCC assumes that 152 of the 234 classes (117 per semester) offered will “make”
meaning that the 65% of the classes will enroll at least 10 students. The success rate at
other PPCC campuses is 85%. Assuming each class is three credits, revenue =
152 classes x 10 students@ x $135/credit hour x 3 credits/class = $615,600.

Estimated revenue from the current COF and tuition rates would be approximately
$615,600. At a conservative “make” rate of 50%, the first year revenue would be
approximately $473,850. The breakeven point would be a 53% “make” rate.


On-going Expenses of $545,931

Variable Cost - New Faculty
The college expects to fill the faculty positions with adjunct faculty at a rate of $30/hour
x 3 credit class x 15 weeks = $1350/class + 13.5% for benefits = $1532.25. If 152 classes
make in Fall 08/Spring 09. Total faculty cost first year is approximately $232,902, based
on 2007-08 salary rates.

Fixed Cost - New Staff
Admin Assistant II: $29,748 + 7,437 (benefits) = $37,185
Two Admin Assistant III’s: $33,492 + 8,373 (benefits) = $41,865 per position x 2.0 =
$83,730
Police Officer 1: 43,152 + 10,788 = $ 53,940

Total staff cost = $174,855

Fixed Cost - Supplies
Other annual operational (OCE, copiers lease) costs = $12,400

Lease obligation
Negotiated cost = $125,774.




DRAFT - 2/8/2008
Academic Year 2008-09 (Fall & Spring ONLY)
Revenue
Tuition Revenue (3 credit hour courses w/ 10 students)     4,050.00
Expected # Courses Offered                                      152
Total Tuition Revenue                                                 615,600.00


Variable Costs
Adjunct Faculty - Total Compensation                       1,532.25
Expected # of Courses Offered                                   152
Total Variable Costs                                                  232,902.00

Fixed Costs
Admin Asst II - Total Compensation - 1 FTE                37,185.00
Admin Asst III - Total Compensation - 2 FTE               83,730.00
Police Officer - Total Compensation - 1 FTE               53,940.00
Annual operational expenses                               12,400.00
Annual lease obligation                                  125,774.00
Total Fixed Costs Per Year                                            313,029.00


Net Revenue Projection                                                 69,669.00


Academic Year 2009-10 (Full Academic Year)
Revenue
Tuition Revenue (3 cr hr courses w/ 10 students)           4,050.00
Expected # of Courses Offered                                   178
Total Tuition Revenue                                                 720,900.00

Variable Costs
Adjunct Faculty - Total Compensation                       1,532.25
Expected # of Courses Offered                                   178
Total Variable Costs                                                  272,740.50

Fixed Costs
Admin Asst II - Total Compensation - 1 FTE                37,185.00
Admin Asst III - Total Compensation - 2 FTE               83,730.00
Police Officer - Total Compensation - 1 FTE               53,940.00
Annual operational expenses                               12,400.00
Annual lease obligation                                  125,774.00
Total Fixed Costs Per Year                                            313,029.00


Net Revenue Projection                                                135,130.50




DRAFT - 2/8/2008
One-time Start-up Costs of $499,653

1.   Estimated start-up expenses for IT = $268,700.
2.   Estimated demolition/construction of Velocity Center = $30,000.
3.   Estimated construction of entrance structure = $20,000
4.   Estimated signage expenses = $45,200
         $1,200 (indoor)
         $5,000 (outdoor)
         $39,000 (highway special)
         (standard state highway sign expenses unknown at this time)
5.   Marketing = $50,000
6.   Furnishings (desks, chairs, etc. for offices) = $31,000.
7.   Classroom specific science safety equipment = $33,620.
8.   Classroom specific science supplies = $21,133.


                   LEASE APPROVAL TIMELINE
November               Present initial draft proposal to Dr. Wright and Dr. Kinkel

December               Fine tune draft agreement
                       Draft official lease agreement document if applicable
                       PPCC Team presents concept to Leadership Council

January                Finalize lease agreement/program plan document
                       Present to PPCC Advisory Council
                       Inform PPCC constituencies
                       Falcon School Board Approval
                       Prepare presentation materials to CCCS and to State Board for
                       inclusion in Feb meeting packet
                       Develop marketing plan and tentative Fall Schedule

February               Dr. Kinkel presents to State Board (SBCCOE)
                       Prepare PPCC budget initiatives for Leadership Council
                       Dr. McCallin signs lease agreement

March                  Program plan and lease agreement to CDHE for approval, Office
                       of Architecture (Real Estate Programs)
                       Present PPCC budget initiatives to Leadership Council

April                  Finalize budget process and agreements
                       Begin marketing in earnest

May-July               Renovations, hiring, training

August 1               Move in, begin operations

August 18              Fall Semester 08 classes begin

DRAFT - 2/8/2008
                                                            WORK SESSION ITEM I, H
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                        CCCS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE


SENATE BILLS

SB08-01 – Creation of a School Safety Resource Center in the Department of Public
Safety
Sponsors: Senator Morse/Rep. Stephens

This bill creates a school safety center, housed in the Department of Public Safety,
dedicated to providing evidence-based practices and expertise to all schools. The
definition of “school” includes public universities and community colleges. The center
will collect information on programs and practices to serve as a resource as it works with
the schools.

The bill also creates an advisory board to review the work of the center. The advisory
board includes a representative from community colleges to be appointed by the State
Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.

Position: Monitor/Support

SB08-17 – Credentialing for Occupational Education Teachers
Sponsors: Sen. Spence/Rep. Primavera

This bill retains authority in community college system’s board for establishing minimum
qualifications necessary for teachers and other professionals in occupational education at
both secondary and postsecondary levels.

Position: Support – bill initiated by CCCS

SB08-18 – Higher Education Title 23 “Clean up”
Sponsors: Sen. Windels/Rep. Massey

This bill was initiated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education to consolidate
provisions related to the private occupational school division and repeals obsolete
provisions. CCCS has reviewed the bill and finds no concerns at this time.

Position: Monitor/Support
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SB08-21 – English Language Competency Pilot
Sponsors: Sen. Romer/Rep. Casso

This is one of several bills that are aimed at English language competency in the
legislature this year. This one creates a pilot to be run in the Denver, Aurora, Adams
County and one rural county selected by the department of education. Standards would
be developed to teach the students but students would not be prohibited from graduation
if they failed.

Position: Monitor

SB08-23 – Minimum Requirement for Graduation
Sponsors: Sen. Penry/Rep. Witwer

The bill requires the state board of education to establish minimum standards for local
school districts shall satisfy in developing local graduation requirements of 4 years of
math, 4 years of English, 3 years of science, 3 years of social studies, 2 years of a foreign
language, 1 year of physical education, and 1 year of art.

Our issue this year is the same as it was in last year’s bill – some of our students will not
fit into this mold. The bill died last year but the sponsors were willing to work with
CCCS on amendments to address our concerns.

Position Monitor

SB08-44 – TB Screenings at Institutions of Higher Education
Sponsors: Sen. Renfroe/No House Sponsor at this time

This bill requires institutions of higher education to have students complete a risk
assessment questionnaire to identify students at risk for TB before enrollment. Our issues
are related to cost of implementation since we might need to make modifications to
Banner, and the problems of associated with how our students register and our online
students. We have requested to exempt our online students and our commuter students.
Our residential colleges already have a policy for this. The enrollment issue is a problem
since many of our students enroll online or even on the same day classes start.

Our request to exempt our commuter students has been rejected and we plan to testify on
the ramifications of the bill to community colleges.

Position: Monitor/Oppose
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SB08-45 – Intellectual Diversity
Sponsors: Sen. Schultheis/Rep. Summer

This bill died in committee. It would have required higher education institutions to have
policies and programs to promote intellectual diversity and report to CDHE on the
progress of the institution’s efforts to promote intellectual diversity.

SB08-73 – Affordable Textbooks
Sponsors: Sen.Tupa/Rep. Kefalas

This bill would require textbook publishers to sell their products “unbundled”. For
example, if class materials came with a CD, workbook, and the textbook bundled for one
price and the student knew they were not going to use the CD or workbook, they could
just buy the textbook.

Position: Monitor/Support

SB08-79 – In-state Tuition for Students Who Are United States Citizens
Sponsors: Sen. Sandoval/Rep. Massey

This bill codifies the recent AG’s opinion that stated that for the purposes of tuition
classification, if a student has attended a public or private high school in Colorado for at
least three years immediately preceding the date the student enrolled in a Colorado
institution of higher education, they can receive in-state tuition rates. There has been a
question regarding how this would affect our GED students and language is being offered
to address that situation.

Position: Support

SB08-85 – Funding Equalization
Sponsors: Sen. Tapia/Rep. Merrifield and Rep. Stella Garza-Hicks

This bill would provide the community colleges with $16.3 million dollars. Ten million
would be distributed to the urban colleges and $6 million would be distributed to the rural
colleges. The intent of the bill is to allow the urban colleges to retain their COF dollars
and provide the rural colleges with the funding they need.

Position: Support
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HB08-1068 – Waive Tuition for Colorado Citizens Who Have Received Purple
Hearts or Other Distinguished Military Awards
Sponsors: Rep. Gallegos/None in Senate at this time

This bill allows an individual who was a Colorado citizen at the time of the military
action that resulted in being awarded a military award, to have tuition waived at a
Colorado higher education institution.

Position: Support

HB08-1079 – Changes to the Colorado Vocational Act
Sponsors: Rep. Jahn/Sen. Bacon

This bill changes the references in the Colorado Vocational Act (CVA) from “vocational”
to “career and technical education” to conform with changes in federal law. It also
requires that moneys distributed through the CVA be based on actual, rather than
estimated, expenditures by participating school districts, boards of cooperative services,
and institute charter schools.

Position: Support – this bill was initiated by CCCS

HB08-1093 – In-state Tuition for Basic Skills
Sponsors: Rep. Vaad/None in the Senate at this time

This bill died in the House Education committee. The bill would have revised the COF
statute to prohibit COF funds to be given to students who were in basic skills courses.
CCCS strongly opposed this bill and expressed this to the sponsor.

Position: Oppose

HB08-1106 – Police Officers in Higher Education
Sponsors: Rep. T. Carroll/Sen. Tupa

This bill creates a new article to grant authority to institutions to hire police officers who
are certified by the peace officer standards and training board. It also differentiates
between the power and duties of hire education police officers and higher education
security officers.

Position: Monitor/Support
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HB08-1152 – Contracts for Fixed Tuition Rates
Sponsors: Rep. B. Gardner/Sen. S. Mitchell

This bill would require institutions of higher education to offer fixed rate contracts for
tuition. The student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete a 2-year
degree program in 2 consecutive years. CCCS’s issue with this whether this is a fit with
our student population and institutional flexibility and we will continue to work with the
sponsors.

Position: Monitor

HB08-1169 – Renewable Energy Curricula in Community Colleges
Sponsors: Rep. C. Gardner/Sen. S. Mitchell

This bill would allow community colleges to access the Governor’s Clean Energy Fund
for the purposes of developing and funding programs for alternative and renewable
energy job training. This bill was initiated by NJC to find funds to support local
workforce demands for training workers in these fields.

Position: Support
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TO:            SBCCOE

FROM:          Dr. Nancy McCallin and Rhonda Bentz

RE:            Information Packet for:
               Senate Bill 08-085/Higher Education Funding Access


We have assembled the following information packet regarding
Senate Bill 08-085/Higher Education Funding Access. SB-85 aims to achieve rural/urban
college funding equalization by appropriating moneys from the general fund to SBCCOE
and CSU-Pueblo.

This packet includes:

       The actual bill.

       Suggested Talking Points Regarding Rural/Community College Funding
       Equalization.

       A table showing FY 2007-08 per student FTE Funding by each higher education
       institution.

       A chart showing how the proposed $16.3 million would be distributed to our
       colleges.

       Letters of support from key stakeholders to bill sponsor Senator Abel Tapia.

       A collection of editorials and articles from across the state articulating the need
       for this funding.

       An article co-authored by Dr. Nancy McCallin and Dr. Larry Penley on the
       importance of the bill. The article has been submitted to the Rocky Mountain
       News, but not yet published.

Let us know if any other materials would be useful to you as this bill progresses.



ATTACHMENTS: As Noted Above
                                               Work Session I, I
                                           Consent Agenda VI, D
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     STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL
                           EDUCATION
                        FEBRUARY 13, 2008

TOPIC:                Proposed Adjustment to Written Communication Requirement for
                      Transfer Degrees

PRESENTED BY:         Dr. Geri Anderson, Provost

EXPLANATION:
The Colorado Commission of Higher Education has statutory authority for approving
degree programs. The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is authorized to
offer two 60 credit hour transfer degrees: the Associate of Arts and the Associate of
Science. Both degrees are a generic liberal arts degree.

In 2001, legislation was passed (HB 1263 and HB 1298) which created the GE-25
Council. The Council, a general education committee representing all Colorado public
higher education institutions, was established to develop a core of statewide guarantee
transfer courses. The GE-25 committee and faculty working groups defined the
competencies and credit hours in six general education disciplines. The Colorado
Community College System implemented the recommendations of the GE-25 council as
the general education requirements for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science
degrees.

When the original statewide guarantee transfer core was approved, it included an
introductory and intermediate written composition requirement. Since 2001, composition
faculty and administrators have realized that a large number of students enter college
with mastery of introductory writing skills. After extensive discussion and debate, the
GE-25 Council approved the addition of an advanced writing course to the statewide
transfer core.

Each course in the communication sequence assumes that writing is a recursive process.
Thus, the intermediate and advanced writing courses reinforce and extend the content of
their prerequisite course. In the introductory and intermediate courses, students learn to
summarize, analyze and synthesize the ideas of others. The advanced writing course will
be designed to allow for teaching writing in the context of a specific discipline. The
CCCS assessment/placement process will direct each student to fulfill the communication
graduation requirement by either completing an introductory writing course, followed by
an intermediate writing course, or an intermediate course followed by an advanced
writing course. The addition of the advanced writing component will not change the
written communication credit hour requirement. It will simply provide our academically
prepared students a more appropriate option for fulfilling the degree requirement.

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends approval of the adjusted written communication requirement.
                                                                                   Work Session I, I
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                          COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM
                               ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE
                             PROPOSED CORE REQUIREMENTS

Communications                                                 9 credit hours
     ENG 121 (CO1) and ENG 122 (CO2)                                   (6)
      OR
     ENG 122 (CO2) and (CO3)                                             (6)
         [CO3 is the new Advanced Composition Course Category.
          Currently no CO3 courses have been approved as GT for CCCS.]
        AND
       SPE 115 or SPE 125                                                3

Mathematics                                                    3, 4, or 5 credit hours
      MAT 120 (MA1)                                                     4
      MAT 121 (MA1)                                                     4
      MAT 122 (MA1)                                                     3
      MAT 123 (MA1)                                                     4
      MAT 125 (MA1)                                                     4
      MAT 135 (MA1)                                                     3
      MAT 155 (MA1)         [MAT 156 must also be taken to              3
        meet the total MA1 requirement for the A.A. degree]
       MAT 156 (MA1) [MAT 155 must also be taken to                      3
        meet the total MA1 requirement for the A.A. degree]
       MAT 166 (MA1)                                                     5
       MAT 201 (MA1)                                                     5
       MAT 202 (MA1)                                                     5
       MAT 203 (MA1)                                                     4
       MAT 204 (MA1)                                                     5
       MAT 215 (MA1)                                                     3
       MAT 261 (MA1)                                                     4
       MAT 265 (MA1)                                                     3

Arts and Humanities                                     9 credit hours
Select three courses, with no more than 2 courses from any one category.

       Arts and Expression:
       ART 110 (AH1)                                                     3
       ART 111 (AH1)                                                     3
       ART 112 (AH1)                                                     3
       ART 207 (AH1)                                                     3
       MUS 120 (AH1)                                                     3
       MUS 121 (AH1)                                                     3
       MUS 122 (AH1)                                                     3
       THE 105 (AH1)                                                     3
       THE 211 (AH1)                                                     3
       THE 212 (AH1)                                                     3

       Literature and Humanities:
       HUM 121 (AH2)                                                     3
       HUM 122 (AH2)                                                     3
       HUM 123 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 115 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 201 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 202 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 205 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 211 (AH2)                                                     3
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       LIT 212 (AH2)                                           3
       LIT 221 (AH2)                                           3
       LIT 222 (AH2)                                           3
       LIT 225 (AH2)                                           3

       Ways of Thinking:
       PHI 111 (AH3)                                           3
       PHI 112 (AH3)                                           3
       PHI 113 (AH3)                                           3
       PHI 114 (AH3)                                           3
       PHI 214 (AH3)                                           3

       Foreign Languages (Must be Intermediate/200-level):
       FRE 211 (AH4)                                           3
       FRE 212 (AH4)                                           3
       GER 211 (AH4)                                           3
       GER 212 (AH4)                                           3
       ITA 211 (AH4)                                           3
       ITA 212 (AH4)                                           3
       JPN 211 (AH4)                                           3
       JPN 212 (AH4)                                           3
       RUS 211 (AH4)                                           3
       RUS 212 (AH4)                                           3
       SPA 211 (AH4)                                           3
       SPA 212 (AH4)                                           3

Social and Behavioral Sciences                          9 credit hours
Select 3 courses, 1 of which must be History, and no more than 2 courses from any 1 category.

       History:
       HIS 101 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 102 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 111 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 112 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 201 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 202 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 247 (HI1)                                           3

       Economic or Political Systems:
       ECO 201 (SS1)                                           3
       ECO 202 (SS1)                                           3
       ECO 245 (SS1)                                           3
       POS 105 (SS1)                                           3
       POS 111 (SS1)                                           3
       POS 205 (SS1)                                           3
       POS 225 (SS1)                                           3

       Geography:
       GEO 105 (SS2)                                           3
       GEO 106 (SS2)                                           3

       Human Behavior, Culture or Social Frameworks:
       ANT 101 (SS3)                                           3
       ANT 107 (SS3)                                           3
       ANT 111 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 101 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 102 (SS3)                                           3
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        PSY 205 (SS3)                                                      3
        PSY 226 (SS3)                                                      3
        PSY 227 (SS3)                                                      3
        PSY 235 (SS3)                                                      3
        PSY 238 (SS3)                                                      3
        PSY 249 (SS3)                                                      3
        SOC 101 (SS3)                                                      3
        SOC 102 (SS3)                                                      3
        SOC 215 (SS3)                                                      3
        SOC 216 (SS3)                                                      3
        SOC 231 (SS3)                                                      3

Physical and Life Sciences                                         8 credit hours
       AST 101 (SC1)                                                       4
       AST 102 (SC1)                                                       4
       BIO 105 (SC1)                                                       4
       BIO 111 (SC1)                                                       5
       BIO 112 (SC1)                                                       5
       BIO 201 (SC1)                                                       4
       BIO 202 (SC1)                                                       4
       BIO 204 (SC1)                                                       4
       CHE 101 (SC1)                                                       5
       CHE 102 (SC1)                                                       5
       CHE 105 (SC1)                                                       5
       CHE 111 (SC1)                                                       5
       CHE 112 (SC1)                                                       5
       GEY 111 (SC1)                                                       4
       GEY 121 (SC1)                                                       4
       MET 150 (SC1)                                                       4
       PHY 105 (SC1)                                                       4
       PHY 111 (SC1)                                                       5
       PHY 112 (SC1)                                                       5
       PHY 211 (SC1)                                                       5
       PHY 212 (SC1)                                                       5
       SCI 155 (SC1) [SCI 156 must also be taken to                        4
         meet the total science requirement for the A.A. degree]
        SCI 156 (SC1)        [SCI 155 must also be taken to                3
         meet the total MA1 requirement for the A.A. degree]




Total General Education Core Credit Hours                          37, 38, 39, or 40 credit hours
(Depending on specific MAT and Science courses)


Electives                                               20, 21, 22, or 23 credit hours
CCCS Colleges may identify specific, generally transferable courses that can count as electives
within the Associate of Arts Degree. Colleges may not require more than 60 credit hours for
completion of the Associate of Arts Degree.
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                          COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM
                              ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
                             PROPOSED CORE REQUIREMENTS

Communications                                                 9 credit hours
     ENG 121 (CO1) and ENG 122 (CO2)                                   (6)
      OR
     ENG 122 (CO2) and (CO3)                                             (6)
         [CO3 is the new Advanced Composition Course Category.
          Currently no CO3 courses have been approved as GT for CCCS.]
        AND
       SPE 115 or SPE 125                                                3

Mathematics                                                    3, 4, or 5 credit hours
      MAT 121 (MA1)                                                     4
      MAT 122 (MA1)                                                     3
      MAT 125 (MA1)                                                     4
      MAT 166 (MA1)                                                     5
      MAT 201 (MA1)                                                     5
      MAT 202 (MA1)                                                     5
      MAT 203 (MA1)                                                     4
      MAT 204 (MA1)                                                     5
      MAT 215 (MA1)                                                     3
      MAT 261 (MA1)                                                     4
      MAT 265 (MA1)                                                     3

Arts and Humanities                                     9 credit hours
Select three courses, with no more than 2 courses from any one category.

       Arts and Expression:
       ART 110 (AH1)                                                     3
       ART 111 (AH1)                                                     3
       ART 112 (AH1)                                                     3
       ART 207 (AH1)                                                     3
       MUS 120 (AH1)                                                     3
       MUS 121 (AH1)                                                     3
       MUS 122 (AH1)                                                     3
       THE 105 (AH1)                                                     3
       THE 211 (AH1)                                                     3
       THE 212 (AH1)                                                     3

       Literature and Humanities:
       HUM 121 (AH2)                                                     3
       HUM 122 (AH2)                                                     3
       HUM 123 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 115 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 201 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 202 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 205 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 211 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 212 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 221 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 222 (AH2)                                                     3
       LIT 225 (AH2) [Pending]                                           3

       Ways of Thinking:
       PHI 111 (AH3)                                                     3
                                                                       Work Session I, I
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       PHI 112 (AH3)                                           3
       PHI 113 (AH3)                                           3
       PHI 114 (AH3)                                           3
       PHI 214 (AH3)                                           3

       Foreign Languages (Must be Intermediate/200-level):
       FRE 211 (AH4)                                           3
       FRE 212 (AH4)                                           3
       GER 211 (AH4)                                           3
       GER 212 (AH4)                                           3
       ITA 211 (AH4)                                           3
       ITA 212 (AH4)                                           3
       JPN 211 (AH4)                                           3
       JPN 212 (AH4)                                           3
       RUS 211 (AH4)                                           3
       RUS 212 (AH4)                                           3
       SPA 211 (AH4)                                           3
       SPA 212 (AH4)                                           3

Social and Behavioral Sciences                          9 credit hours
Select 3 courses, 1 of which must be History, and no more than 2 courses from any 1 category.

       History:
       HIS 101 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 102 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 111 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 112 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 201 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 202 (HI1)                                           3
       HIS 247 (HI1)                                           3

       Economic or Political Systems:
       ECO 201 (SS1)                                           3
       ECO 202 (SS1)                                           3
       ECO 245 (SS1)                                           3
       POS 105 (SS1)                                           3
       POS 111 (SS1)                                           3
       POS 205 (SS1)                                           3
       POS 225 (SS1)                                           3

       Geography:
       GEO 105 (SS2)                                           3
       GEO 106 (SS2)                                           3

       Human Behavior, Culture or Social Frameworks:
       ANT 101 (SS3)                                           3
       ANT 107 (SS3) [Pending]                                 3
       ANT 111 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 101 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 102 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 205 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 226 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 227 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 235 (SS3)                                           3
       PSY 238 (SS3)                                           3
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        PSY 249 (SS3) [Pending]                                 3
        SOC 101 (SS3)                                           3
        SOC 102 (SS3)                                           3
        SOC 215 (SS3)                                           3
        SOC 216 (SS3)                                           3
        SOC 231 (SS3)                                           3




Physical and Life Sciences                              8 credit hours
       AST 101 (SC1)                                            4
       AST 102 (SC1)                                            4
       BIO 111 (SC1)                                            5
       BIO 112 (SC1)                                            5
       BIO 201 (SC1)                                            4
       BIO 202 (SC1)                                            4
       BIO 204 (SC1)                                            4
       CHE 111 (SC1)                                            5
       CHE 112 (SC1)                                            5
       GEY 111 (SC1)                                            4
       GEY 121 (SC1)                                            4
       MET 150 (SC1)                                            4
       PHY 111 (SC1)                                            5
       PHY 112 (SC1)                                            5
       PHY 211 (SC1)                                            5
       PHY 212 (SC1)                                            5


Total General Education Core Credit Hours               37, 38, 39, or 40 credit hours
(Depending on specific MAT and Science courses)


Electives                                               20, 21, 22, or 23 credit hours
CCCS Colleges may identify specific, generally transferable courses that can count as electives
within the Associate of Arts Degree. Colleges may not require more than 60 credit hours for
completion of the Associate of Arts Degree.
                                                       CONSENT AGENDA ITEM VI, B
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      STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL
                            EDUCATION
                         FEBRUARY 13, 2008

TOPIC:                 BP 4-10: Admission, Continued Enrollment and Reenrollment of
                       Students

PRESENTED BY:          Dr. Geri Anderson, Provost

EXPLANATION:
Pursuant to the statutory definition of postsecondary institutions , it is the current policy
of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to admit
students who are 16 years of age or older.

Senate Bill 06-73 which was effective July1, 2007 established that Colorado children at
least seven years of age and less than seventeen years of age shall be required to attend
school. This increased the compulsory age of attendance from 16 years to 17 years of
age.

New federal financial aid regulations, which will become effective July 1, 2008, state that
an institution must adhere to the following requirements in order to administer any
federal financial aid programs:
• It must admit as a regular student only individuals with a high school diploma or its
recognized equivalent, or individuals beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in
the state where the institution is located.
• It must be legally authorized by the state where the institution offers postsecondary
education to provide a postsecondary education program,
• It must be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or have met the
alternative requirements, if applicable.

In order to maintain the ability for Colorado Community College System Colleges to
administer federal financial aid programs including awarding PELL grants, the minimum
age of admission must be raised from16 years old to 17 years old. College presidents
will retain the right to waive the minimum age of admission based upon extenuating
circumstances unique to the role and mission of Colorado Community Colleges.


ATTACHMENT:            BP 4-10 Draft Policy

RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends approval of increasing minimum admission age to 17 years old in
order to meet federal financial aid requirements.
                                                                       WORK SESSION I, K
                                                               CONSENT AGENDA ITEM VI, C
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 STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

                                        February 13, 2008

TOPIC:                Affirmative Action Policy, BP 3-120

PRESENTED BY:         Cindy Hesse, Director Human Resources

EXPLANATION:          On May 25, 2007, Governor Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 07-025
                      expanding Colorado’s employment non-discrimination protections to
                      include ‘sexual orientation’, which includes gender identity. In addition,
                      ‘religion’ was also added to the list of protected classifications under the
                      Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. The law went into effect August 3,
                      2007.




RECOMMENDATION: In order to comply with Colorado Revised Statute 24-34-402, we must
update the language in Board Policy 3-120, currently titled ‘Affirmative Action’, to include anti-
discrimination language based on sexual orientation and religion. In addition, we should update
the title of this policy to reflect its dual purpose. The title of the policy has been changed from
‘Affirmative Action’ to ‘Affirmative Action / Anti-Discrimination.’


ATTACHMENT: BP 3-120. Please see revised policy with recommended changes noted.
                                                                 WRITTEN REPORT II, A
                                                                            Page 1 of 1
STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
                       FEBRUARY 13, 2008

                                    Accreditation Overview
Colleges and universities voluntarily seek accreditation from one of six regional accrediting
associations. Accreditation is an external review designed to provide assurance to the public
that an institution not only meets nationally established quality standards but maintains a
continuous improvement philosophy. Additionally, accreditation is required to access federal
student financial aid. Institutions located in Colorado are evaluated by the North Central
Association Higher Learning Commission.

Generally, accreditation requires that institutions complete a number of activities stipulated
by the Higher Learning Commission. These steps include preparation of evidence of
accomplishment, review of the materials by an external peer review team and certification by
the Commission. Institutions are normally reviewed on a seven to ten-year cycle.

The Higher Learning Commission currently offers two programs for maintaining accredited
status. The Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality (PEAQ) employs a five-step
evaluation process. Institutions that elect this process must complete a self-study and prepare
an extensive report of its findings. Upon completion of the self-study, an external evaluation
team completes a comprehensive site visit to review the self-study and certify that the
institution has met quality standards in six areas. Reaccreditation occurs every 10 years.

The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) provides an alternative evaluation
process for organizations that are in good standing with the Higher Learning Commission.
AQIP is structured around quality improvement principles and processes and involves a
rigorous set of goal-setting, networking and accountability activities. AQIP is designed on a
seven-year reaccreditation cycle.

CCCS Institutions Current Accreditation Status
                                                     Accreditation          Scheduled
Institution                                          Program                Self-Study/Visit

Arapahoe Community College                           PEAQ                   2017
Colorado Northwestern Community College              PEAQ                   2013
Community College of Aurora                          PEAQ                   2012
Community College of Denver                          PEAQ                   2017
Front Range Community College                        PEAQ                   Feb. 2008
Lamar Community College                              AQIP                   Nov. 2008
Morgan Community College                             AQIP                   2011
Northeastern Junior College                          PEAQ                   Oct. 2008
Otero Junior College                                 PEAQ                   2017
Pikes Peak Community College                         PEAQ                   2013
Pueblo Community College                             AQIP                   2009
Red Rocks Community College                          AQIP                   June 2008
Trinidad State Junior College                        PEAQ                   Mar. 2008

								
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